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The Discovery of a Potent, Selective, and Peripherally Restricted Pan-Trk Inhibitor (PF-06273340) for the Treatment of Pain

Skerratt, Sarah E., Andrews, Mark, Bagal, Sharan K., Bilsland, James, Brown, David, Bungay, Peter J., Cole, Susan, Gibson, Karl R, Jones, Russell, Morao, Inaki, and others. (2016) The Discovery of a Potent, Selective, and Peripherally Restricted Pan-Trk Inhibitor (PF-06273340) for the Treatment of Pain. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 59 (22). pp. 10084-10099. ISSN 0022-2623. (doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00850) (KAR id:59375)

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The neurotrophin family of growth factors, comprised of nerve growth factor (NGF), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin 3 (NT3), and neurotrophin 4 (NT4), is implicated in the physiology of chronic pain. Given the clinical efficacy of anti-NGF monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies, there is significant interest in the development of small molecule modulators of neurotrophin activity. Neurotrophins signal through the tropomyosin related kinase (Trk) family of tyrosine kinase receptors, hence Trk kinase inhibition represents a potentially “druggable” point of intervention. To deliver the safety profile required for chronic, nonlife threatening pain indications, highly kinase-selective Trk inhibitors with minimal brain availability are sought. Herein we describe how the use of SBDD, 2D QSAR models, and matched molecular pair data in compound design enabled the delivery of the highly potent, kinase-selective, and peripherally restricted clinical candidate PF-06273340.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00850
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD431 Organic Chemistry- Biochemistry- Proteins, peptides, amino acids
R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: David Brown
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 11:19 UTC
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